The year is 2142. Mankind has exploited the Earth's resources
to the limits, leaving it damaged and barren. The sun never
manages to penetrate the ominous black clouds that perpetually
drift across the sky. Survivors now live in an organic city
called Ecoban, controlled by a dictatorial elite who turn
away all outsiders seeking refuge. But when Jay, one of the
patrol officers, witnesses an accident orchestrated by her
superiors to kill the refugees, her loyalties are divided.
Such corrupt abuse of power has given rise to a group of resistance
fighters, led by Shuda, Jay's former sweetheart. By joining
together they hope to restore justice and equality, and find
the promised mystical land known as Gibraltar. Here, it is
claimed, the sun shines brightly every day showing blue skies
Blue (also known as Wonderful Days) is a movie
that uses a technique that the creators have dubbed "multi-mation".
This involves the use of real 3D model sets combined with
CGI and traditional cell animation, to produce a movie with
a unique feel.
process is partly why this movie stands out as a spectacular
production. To be honest, the story is not exactly original,
and there's not much to it. But, the visual elements make
for some of the animation genre's most visually impressive
not to say that the plot isn't enjoyable - it is. It's just
that the visual feel of the film is what really grabs the
eagle-eyed viewers there's a homage to the early Star Wars
movies. Look closely at the costumes in the bicentennial celebrations
and you'll spot an AT-AT pilot-like helmet in the crowd.
include the trailer and a trailer reel for other Tartan Video
the end of the day, this is one hell of an impressive film
and certainly one you should be adding to your UMD collection.
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